SEAMAN FIRST CLASS JOSEPH JAMES SCAVO SR.; U.S. NAVY

May 26, 1923 (Carbondale, PA) –
Lives in Norwalk
Enlisted April 5, 1943
Service number: 8074951

He is 97 years old!

Wounded on October 22,1944, on the Island of Leyte, Philippines

While unloading supplies and troops his LST 704 was attacked from the air and from artillery from the shore. He was told to man his battle station, which was the gunner on a 30 caliber machine gun. Two of his shipmates were killed at their battle stations and that is when he was wounded. Then he was transported to a hospital in New
Caledonia. From there he was transported to a hospital ship and then home.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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